Romantic Fairytales – Schumann, Sibelius, Mendelssohn
The Bach Choir of Wellington proudly presents a concert of Romantic Fairytales: an allegorical-political story of a captive queen (The Captive Queen by Sibelius), a spurned lover who is lured by Rhine spirits to become the most deadly of them all (Loreley by Mendelssohn) and a rose who takes human form and learns of death and love (The Pilgrimage of the Rose by Schumann).
Joined by 2014 Lexus Song Quest finalists, Bianca Andrew (mezzo), Oliver Sewell (tenor) and Christian Thurston (baritone), with Marian Hawke (soprano), Maaike Christie-Beekman (alto), Roger Wilson (bass) and Douglas Mews on the piano, the concert is directed by Michael Vinten.
To enhance the experience of the stories, the pieces are being sung in English.
The concert is on Saturday 8 August, at 3 pm, in St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington.
Admission $25 adult and $20 concession (unwaged). School aged children $5.
Tickets are available here from Eventfinder and Marsden Books (Karori). Door sales available from 2.30 pm on concert day.